Microsoft updates its Android Launcher app with dark mode
Microsoft said that it has updated its Launcher app for Android to version 6, giving the software a big performance upgrade on top of its existing functionality.
Version 6 of Launcher app has a new app icon and a set of amazing features like dark mode, daily wallpaper feature, customizable icons, and now on it will work in landscape orientation. The changed version also has a personalized news feed that updates regularly during the day, and general performance improvements, including faster loading and reduced battery drain, due to the new codebase used by the company.
The Launcher app has always been an interesting experiment for Microsoft, giving the company a position on the world’s biggest mobile platform and a place to explore how Windows integrates with Android.
The latest update on the app looks like it is preparing the ground for Microsoft’s most ambitious Android launch yet which is the dual-screen Surface Duo. It also seems to be a test run for some of the device’s aesthetics, and the addition of a landscape mode makes sense for the dual-screen Duo.
The main reason to bring the Launcher application is to make it less difficult to changeover involving responsibilities on Android and Windows products.
Microsoft unveiled the Surface Duo last year and says it’ll be launching the device, which runs on Android, at the end of 2020. If you are looking at what Microsoft will do with its first Android device, the update Launcher app is a good start.
Microsoft unveiled the Surface Duo final year and suggests it’ll be launching the gadget, which operates on Android, at the conclusion of 2020. The new Launcher app looks like an exam operates for some of the device’s aesthetics, and the inclusion of a landscape manner helps make perception for the dual-display Duo.
The app is accessible from Google’s Play Store, and users can browse far more about the improvements in Microsoft’s blog write-up about the start.